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Spring has come early



Anyone know why the spring bulbs I planted a few weeks ago have not only sprung to life but are in flower now?


  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,863

    they look like paperwhites, which are often grown to flower at Christmas. Early though I'd admit.


  • I noticed today that my Crocus bulbs that I planted a few weeks ago have started growing too.

  • BookertooBookertoo Posts: 1,306

    This happens every year, but they will stop when it gets colder and darker and flower at the right time - not the paperwhites though, they are bred specifically for forcing and that's what they will do, flower once and die - you don't get anything coming back if you plant them out, unlike forced hyacinths which will flower again in a year or two. 

  • Jay 5Jay 5 Posts: 2

    Yes they are paperwhites but bought for planning in the garden not forcing.  Not great to hear that they will die at the end of it with no repeat flowering..

    Many thanks for the feedback.  I guess I will hold off form planting the rest of them for a while.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,421

    They're not hardy, they come from the med. area. Put then in a pot indoorsimage

    In the sticks near Peterborough
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